Eagle's Restaurant is best known as Birmingham's premier soul food restaurant and has been a renowned fixture since 1951. The cafeteria-style restaurant offers traditional southern African-American food while it operates with a commitment to serve the highest quality meats and the freshest vegetables available in the locality. The restaurant sources its ingredients from the nearby Jefferson County Farmers Market, which is conveniently located just a mile away from the restaurant. It is an age-old custom for this family-owned restaurant to serve delicious food at affordable prices.
Andrew Zimmern, from the TV show “Bizarre Foods America,” accredited the restaurant by recognizing Eagle's cuisine as heritage American cookery. This 30-seat meat-and-three café's oxtails and pork neck bones are a must-try house specialty recommended by Zimmern. The soul food restaurant is owned by Delores Banks, who runs the restaurant with her son Ahmad Rucker and two daughters, Adama and Ayana Banks.
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The Eagle’s Restaurant is located a block off of Finley Avenue and in the vicinity of the ACIPCO plant located outside downtown Birmingham, Alabama. For decades, the café has served as a regular lunch spot for the ACIPCO plant workers. The cafe has gained country-wide popularity since 2013, after TV host Andrew Zimmern visited Eagle’s for an episode of “Bizarre Food America” and has since expanded the restaurant’s business beyond serving ACIPCO plant workers.
The restaurant is open 5 days a week, Sunday through Friday from 10:30am to 3:30pm. The restaurant remains closed on Saturdays.
Eagle's Restaurant offers a special menu for every day of the week, so guests get to find something new every day. The day-wise menu is subject to change depending on the availability of local ingredients. Dinner mains come with a vegetable plate and cornbread, while add-on sides include options like steamed cabbage, macaroni and cheese, blackeye peas with okra, candied yams, collard greens, rice, butter beans, fried corn, and more.
· Sunday - baked chicken and dressing, ox tails, fried pork chops, chitterlings, and neckbones with potatoes
· Monday - BBQ chicken, meatloaf, beef tips with rice, pig feet and ears
· Tuesday - cube steak, neckbones with potatoes, ox tails, and fried chicken wings
· Wednesday - fried pork chops, beef tips with rice, spaghetti with meat sauce, neckbones with potatoes
· Thursday - baked pork chop, beef liver, ox tails, and fried chicken wings
· Friday - baked chicken and dressing, ox tails, beef stew, and fried pork chops
· Desserts - peach cobbler, banana pudding, and sweet potato pie
· Beverages - freshly squeezed lemonade, freshly brewed sweet tea, bottled sodas, bottled water, Kool-Aid available in sizes of small, medium, and large
Eagle's Restaurant accepts online orders made on the restaurant's website. The online menu offers a list of all the daily specials along with beverages and desserts to choose from. The order lets a guest select from a list of specials for the day along with a choice of three sides.
Eagle's Restaurant, 2610 16th Street North, Birmingham, Alabama 35204, Phone: 205-320-0099
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